Sir Joseph William Bazalgette
(28 Mar 1819 - 15 Mar 1891)
British civil engineer and civil engineer who solved the Victorian-era problem of the horrendous pollution of the sewage-laden River Thames by designing and building London's sewer system.
Science Quotes by Sir Joseph William Bazalgette (1 quote)
[The principle, in building a sewer system, was] ...of diverting the cause of the mischief to a locality where it can do no mischief.
— Sir Joseph William Bazalgette
Quoted in George Drysdale Dempsey and Daniel Kinnear Clark, On the Drainage of Lands, Towns, & Buildings (1887), 246.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Bazalgette's birth. 28 Mar
- Sir Joseph William Bazalgette on More forToday in Science History page.
- The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis, by Stephen Halliday. - book suggestion.